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(YouTube)   The Galactic Empire's first major victory in Star Wars was ... eliminating its national debt? Forget the Force; the Sith have mastered the secrets of government bookkeeping   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-05-06 4:02:48 AM  
"You owe us money."
"Well, let's make an agreement: you write off our entire debt, and we promise not to blow up your planet this week."
"...Sounds fair."
 
2021-05-06 5:13:37 AM  
Can't forget the economic foundations built upon a limitless supply of robotic AI slaves.
 
2021-05-06 8:34:21 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Can't forget the economic foundations built upon a limitless supply of robotic AI slaves.


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2021-05-06 9:01:49 AM  
Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.
 
2021-05-06 9:42:40 AM  

Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.


Yeah that's the nice thing about having fans... they can sometimes come up with way to fill in the gaps you never thought of and then make use of it because you got more lawyers then the fans do.
 
2021-05-06 10:29:40 AM  

Nimbull: Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.

Yeah that's the nice thing about having fans... they can sometimes come up with way to fill in the gaps you never thought of and then make use of it because you got more lawyers then the fans do.


All true. But the reality is wars are won and lost in the logistics, accounting, and economic fronts, not the battlefield. We don't like to think about it in those terms because it's farking boring.

Honestly the most unrealistic aspect of this is: When has any government given up relatively easy access to troops in favor of having to recruit, conscript, and train regular schmoes.

Especially an evil galactic empire who want's their troops to no question orders.
 
2021-05-06 10:32:01 AM  
I'd also like to add that the contractors on the second Death Star deserved to die.

They almost certainly knew what the first one did, what happened to it, and still chose to be there. Fark em.
 
2021-05-06 10:45:25 AM  
I have altered the terms of your loan.
Pray I don't alter them further.
 
2021-05-06 10:51:26 AM  

Boudyro: I'd also like to add that the contractors on the second Death Star deserved to die.

They almost certainly knew what the first one did, what happened to it, and still chose to be there. Fark em.


Well, this Clerks talking point is moot now anyway since they've pretty firmly established that the workers who built the Death Star were primarily Geonosian drones (the insect guys from the prequels) or slave labor (all species, but especially Wookiees and other non-human, powerfully-built species).

The Empire didn't hire contractors. They pressed people into service and worked them to death.

Destroying the Death Star did however cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of non-combatant members of the Empire. Janitors, mess hall workers, technicians, engineers, mechanics, doctors, scientists, politicians... Lots of people on the Death Star who weren't part of the fighting force.

Now, whether or not you consider them deserving of their fate because they stuck around and worked with what they might have known was a fascist, slave-exploiting, planet-destroying, oppressive government? That's up for interpretation.
 
2021-05-06 10:55:04 AM  

Boudyro: Nimbull: Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.

Yeah that's the nice thing about having fans... they can sometimes come up with way to fill in the gaps you never thought of and then make use of it because you got more lawyers then the fans do.

All true. But the reality is wars are won and lost in the logistics, accounting, and economic fronts, not the battlefield. We don't like to think about it in those terms because it's farking boring.

Honestly the most unrealistic aspect of this is: When has any government given up relatively easy access to troops in favor of having to recruit, conscript, and train regular schmoes.

Especially an evil galactic empire who want's their troops to no question orders.


This gives me an idea for the next Disney+ series:

The Accountalorian

Set in the aftermath of the fall of Palpatine, a lone accountant for the Intergalactic Banking Clan travels the galaxy...settling accounts.
 
2021-05-06 10:57:12 AM  
WilderKWight:

Destroying the Death Star did however cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of non-combatant members of the Empire. Janitors, mess hall workers, technicians, engineers, mechanics, doctors, scientists, politicians... Lots of people on the Death Star who weren't part of the fighting force.


You willingly work at the planet destroying murder moon you are part of the fighting force.
 
2021-05-06 10:57:47 AM  

Boudyro: Nimbull: Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.

Yeah that's the nice thing about having fans... they can sometimes come up with way to fill in the gaps you never thought of and then make use of it because you got more lawyers then the fans do.

All true. But the reality is wars are won and lost in the logistics, accounting, and economic fronts, not the battlefield. We don't like to think about it in those terms because it's farking boring.

Honestly the most unrealistic aspect of this is: When has any government given up relatively easy access to troops in favor of having to recruit, conscript, and train regular schmoes.

Especially an evil galactic empire who want's their troops to no question orders.


An empire led by a man whose apprentice will inevitably try to kill him at some point in order to take his place. Palpatine didn't want to end up a victim of another Order 66.

On top of that, I think the long neck aliens were the only ones with the technology to make the clone army. Having your supply of troops completely reliant on a monopoly not under your control is a bad long term strategy.
 
2021-05-06 11:07:41 AM  
We saw who was profiting from the star wars.
 
2021-05-06 1:43:57 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Boudyro: Nimbull: Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.

Yeah that's the nice thing about having fans... they can sometimes come up with way to fill in the gaps you never thought of and then make use of it because you got more lawyers then the fans do.

All true. But the reality is wars are won and lost in the logistics, accounting, and economic fronts, not the battlefield. We don't like to think about it in those terms because it's farking boring.

Honestly the most unrealistic aspect of this is: When has any government given up relatively easy access to troops in favor of having to recruit, conscript, and train regular schmoes.

Especially an evil galactic empire who want's their troops to no question orders.

An empire led by a man whose apprentice will inevitably try to kill him at some point in order to take his place. Palpatine didn't want to end up a victim of another Order 66.

On top of that, I think the long neck aliens were the only ones with the technology to make the clone army. Having your supply of troops completely reliant on a monopoly not under your control is a bad long term strategy.


Also, if you keep the majority of your citizens impoverished you can ensure Service to the Empire is the only way for them to pull themselves off of whatever mudball they're from. Easy way to keep citizens in line, you're either too poor to worry about much more than survival or you commit to the Empire and are indoctrinated.
 
2021-05-06 2:01:50 PM  

Bslim: WilderKWight:

Destroying the Death Star did however cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of non-combatant members of the Empire. Janitors, mess hall workers, technicians, engineers, mechanics, doctors, scientists, politicians... Lots of people on the Death Star who weren't part of the fighting force.


You willingly work at the planet destroying murder moon you are part of the fighting force.


Bolded the key part.  :D
 
2021-05-06 3:14:17 PM  
They also saved money by not buying railings
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2021-05-06 3:19:16 PM  

WilderKWight: Destroying the Death Star did however cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of non-combatant members of the Empire. Janitors, mess hall workers, technicians, engineers, mechanics, doctors, scientists, politicians... Lots of people on the Death Star who weren't part of the fighting force.

Now, whether or not you consider them deserving of their fate because they stuck around and worked with what they might have known was a fascist, slave-exploiting, planet-destroying, oppressive government? That's up for interpretation.


Not really, are they a uniformed member of a naval force, then they are part of a legitimate target. That is the thing about naval combat versus ground combat, you cannot only target the "combatants" only the ship. In ground combat, you can get the option to only target the rifleman and not the medic. On a ship (or moon size mobile base) the nurse go down with the ship, the same as the gunner.

/ we have seen in the movies, everyone (but Vader) is in an uniform in the Empire military
 
2021-05-06 3:27:10 PM  

Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.


Too lazy to watch the video so I'm not sure if it references this, but there is a whole story arc in The Clone Wars about the Republic nationalizing the banking clans... and let's not forget that The Phantom Menace kicked off with a disagreement over mining rights on Naboo.
 
2021-05-06 11:15:05 PM  

dallylamma: Copperbelly watersnake: Boudyro: Nimbull: Bslim: Dude is giving Lucas waaaaaaay to much credit. Motherf*cker wasn't thinking about any if that shiat when he pulled the prequels out of his ass.

Yeah that's the nice thing about having fans... they can sometimes come up with way to fill in the gaps you never thought of and then make use of it because you got more lawyers then the fans do.

All true. But the reality is wars are won and lost in the logistics, accounting, and economic fronts, not the battlefield. We don't like to think about it in those terms because it's farking boring.

Honestly the most unrealistic aspect of this is: When has any government given up relatively easy access to troops in favor of having to recruit, conscript, and train regular schmoes.

Especially an evil galactic empire who want's their troops to no question orders.

An empire led by a man whose apprentice will inevitably try to kill him at some point in order to take his place. Palpatine didn't want to end up a victim of another Order 66.

On top of that, I think the long neck aliens were the only ones with the technology to make the clone army. Having your supply of troops completely reliant on a monopoly not under your control is a bad long term strategy.

Also, if you keep the majority of your citizens impoverished you can ensure Service to the Empire is the only way for them to pull themselves off of whatever mudball they're from. Easy way to keep citizens in line, you're either too poor to worry about much more than survival or you commit to the Empire and are indoctrinated.


Are you talking about Alabama?
 
2021-05-07 9:43:27 AM  

Saturn5: I have altered the terms of your loan.
Pray I don't alter them further.


Didn't the European kings do this a lot?

"Sire, you owe me a great deal of money."

"Really. How are your lovely children doing?"
 
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